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Softball/Baseball Meeting Reminder Monday April 22

Just a quick reminder that the next softball and baseball meeting is Monday!
Softball will be first and baseball to follow immediately thereafter.
Monday April 22 – Softball @ 6:30pm & Baseball @ 7:30pm
Classroom G-2 is located near the athletic office. Enter the main West entrance near the swimming pool and walk down the hallway past room G-1 and past the trophy on your right. Classroom G-2 is immediately behind the trophy case.

Another Excellent Football Training Opportunity

Another excellent opportunity to get better during the offseason!
Many of you have been asking and now the classroom dates have been secured. This is a 5 month camp – field work will mostly be done June, July and August Saturday mornings.
The focus for the classroom sessions will be:
Dissecting the rule book
Learning how to determine penalty enforcement
Case plays discussions
Game management
Effective communication
We will also be on the football field and cover proper coin toss and field mechanics for every position and every scenario.
Monday’s at Birmingham Groves 6:00pm to 7:30pm room G-1
Cost is $75.00
Upcoming dates are:
April 29
June 3
Please contact Kendall Sherman to sign up!
ksherman78@icloud.com
248-561-0131

Softball/Baseball Meeting Tonight Monday April 8

Just a quick reminder that the next softball and baseball meeting is tonight!
Softball will be first and baseball to follow immediately thereafter.
Monday April 8 – Softball @ 6:30pm & Baseball @ 7:30pm
Classroom G-2 is located near the athletic office. Enter the main West entrance near the swimming pool and walk down the hallway past room G-1 and past the trophy on your right. Classroom G-2 is immediately behind the trophy case.
MHSAA baseball/softball exams are due April 18th.
Please visit Correct Call and Purchase Officials for all your equipment needs.
Our website is updated with the most recent softball and baseball information!
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

First Baseball/Softball Meeting Tomorrow TUESDAY March 19

Just a quick reminder that the first baseball and softball meeting is TOMORROW!
Baseball will be first and softball to follow immediately thereafter.
Tuesday March 19 – Baseball @ 6:30pm & Softball @ 7:30pm
If you received a baseball or softball rules/case book by mistake, please bring it as some officials have not yet received their correct sport rules/casebook.
Correct Call and Purchase Officials will be there to help meet your equipment needs!
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Fights Among Opposing Teams

Recently there has been a large number of fights between teams resulting in ejections and forfeits.
Please take the time to review this information before you may need it. Click the hyperlinks to access the documents. They are also posted on our website under the ‘Basketball’ tab.
  • MHSAA Point of Emphasis – New point of emphasis from the MHSAA explaining the procedure for officials when a fight occurs.
  • Remember that reports are mandatory and non-negotiable after a fight or disqualification that result from unsportsmanlike behavior.
  • Don’t forget reports of ‘Praise’ can also be submitted using the same system to recognize schools for sportsmanship and hospitality.
As we leave 2018 behind us and look forward to 2019, let’s hope we don’t need to face any more of these unfortunate situations. But we must be prepared to apply the rules accurately and consistently should a fight occur in one of our contests.
Thank you for working to get better
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Apparel Guide and Other Meeting Reminders

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Thank you to everyone who could attend the last meeting. Below are a couple of quick follow up items:
  • Click to review the new official MHSAA Apparel Guide. It’s a clear guide that has plenty of visual examples to help us be consistent with uniform regulations. It is also available on our MDAO website under Basketball and Tips.
  • Don’t forget to login to www.mhsaa.com and complete the basketball officials exam and the rules meeting if you have not done so already. Seriously, go do it now!
  • As the season moves along, please email us at metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com with any rules interpretation questions or interesting plays.
Good luck and have fun in your upcoming games!
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Upcoming Special Olympic Events

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Special Olympics of Michigan is looking for basketball officials for upcoming events. Dates include:
Saturday January 19th at Milford High School
Saturday February 9th at Dundee High School
Saturday March 2nd at Saline High School
If you’re interested in helping to support these events, please reach out to
Coordinator of Sports and Training for Special Olympics of Michigan Nick Zoroya at nick.zoroya@somi.org
Thank You
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Obituary for Linda Drolet, wife of official Gary Drolet

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Linda L. Drolet, age 71 of Berkley for 45 years, passed away at home surrounded by her family Friday, November 9, 2018. She was born September 5, 1947 in Ferndale to James and Barbara Watson.

Linda was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her husband and longtime official, Gary; children, David Hendricks, Deanna Hendricks, Michael Hendricks, Steven Hendricks, Meagan Hendricks, and Amber Drolet; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 14 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM the time of the Memorial Service at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1800 West Maple Road, Birmingham.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Linda L Drolet, please visit:

https://www.sawyerfuller.com/obituaries/Linda-L-Drolet?obId=3456566#/obituaryInfo

Respectfully

Metro Detroit Athletic Officials